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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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"Cereal lovers of the world may want to start stocking up, now, because the far-reaching impacts of climate change could cause the price of their favorite breakfast food to climb sharply in the coming years.

Due largely to shifting weather patterns and extreme events like flood and drought, the prices of commodities like corn and rice are projected to double by 2030, according to a report out Tuesday from Oxfam. As a result, some classic breakfast cereals are likely to get more expensive over the next 15 years.

In the United States, Oxfam says, Frosted Flakes could be 20% more expensive by 2030 due to climate change, and 30% more expensive in the U.K. Kix could be up to 24% more expensive in the U.S. while Corn Flakes could be 30% pricier. British Corn Flakes lovers, meanwhile, would have to pay 44% more for a box of the cereal."
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2030? Isn't this 2014!?!

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March 18, 2014

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"Surging prices for food staples from coffee to meat to vegetables are driving up the cost of groceries in the U.S., pinching consumers and companies that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery.

Federal forecasters estimate retail food prices will rise as much as 3.5% this year, the biggest annual increase in three years, as drought in parts of the U.S. and other producing regions drives up prices for many agricultural goods. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday reported that food prices gained 0.4% in February from the previous month, the biggest increase since September 2011, as prices rose for meat, poultry, fish, dairy and eggs.

In the U.S., much of the rise in the food cost comes from higher meat and dairy prices, due in part to tight cattle supplies after years of drought in states such as Texas and California and rising milk demand from fast-growing Asian countries. But prices also are higher for fruits, vegetables, sugar and beverages, according to government data. In futures markets, coffee prices have soared so far this year more than 70%, hogs are up 42% on disease concerns and cocoa has climbed 12% on rising demand, particularly from emerging markets."

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Ah yes, drought. We never had droughts in the past, eh Mr. Crayola?

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and bad energy policy that is still mandating ethanol use.

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet...PDF/WP4682.pdf

"It concludes that the most important factor was the large
increase in biofuels production in the U.S. and th
e EU. Without these increases, global wheat and maize
stocks would not have declined appreciably, oilseed prices would not have tripled, and price increases due
to other factors, such as droughts, would have been more moderate. Recent export bans and speculative
activities would probably not have occurred because they
were largely responses to rising prices. While it is
difficult to compare the results of this study wi
th those of other studies due to differences in
methodologies, time periods and prices considered,
many other studies have also recognized biofuels
production as a major driver of food prices. The contributi
on of biofuels to the rise in food prices raises an
important policy issue, since much of the increase was due to EU and U.S. government policies that
provided incentives to biofuels production, and biofuels policies which subsidize production need to be
reconsidered in light of their impact on food prices. "
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